The subsea tieback is expected to start up in 2021. This is Shell’s second major development on a tieback in the US Gulf of Mexico, following Kaikias’ startup in May. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement reported about 14% of oil production and about 14% of natural gas production remains shut in following Tropical Storm Barry. Offshore personnel are reboarding Gulf of Mexico platforms, oil and gas production begins recovery. Operators' reports of evacuated personnel remain unchanged from yesterday.
The subsea tieback is expected to start up in 2021. This is Shell’s second major development on a tieback in the US Gulf of Mexico, following Kaikias’ startup in May. Bravo is the second of four platforms to be decommissioned and removed from the Brent field, following Brent Delta in 2017. The field has produced approximately 3 billion boe since 1976. First cargo from the world’s largest floating LNG project comes in the midst of low LNG prices sparked by a global supply boost.
The subsea tieback is expected to start up in 2021. This is Shell’s second major development on a tieback in the US Gulf of Mexico, following Kaikias’ startup in May. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement reported about 14% of oil production and about 14% of natural gas production remains shut in following Tropical Storm Barry. Offshore personnel are reboarding Gulf of Mexico platforms, oil and gas production begins recovery. All 20 dynamically positioned rigs have returned to pre-storm locations.
Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corp. has entered into agreements to acquire Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. and the US portion of the Cochin Pipeline system from Kinder Morgan for a total purchase price of approximately $4.35 billion. The subsea operations company said its most recent campaign is the first fully unmanned offshore pipeline inspection completed “over the horizon,” surveying up to 100 km from the shore. Trafigura confirmed that it had begun shipments from the Permian to Corpus Christi via the pipeline, which has a 670,000-B/D capacity. Operator Plains All American announced last week that it had completed work on the pipeline. In a filing with the US FERC, Plains All American Pipeline said it would begin charging shippers an additional fee on its Cactus II pipeline to offset higher construction costs incurred in the wake of US steel tariffs.
In this case, a film guides the audience to make positive, personal choices whenever planning and operating a work at height. Safety depends on developing a dedicated culture mind-set and mitigation of risks, from the planning and engineering phases to the work site. These papers selected by OGF technical paper editor Gerald Verbeek present various practices for reducing and eliminating the number of incidents. The new satellite will build on the success of the company's demonstration satellite Claire, which has performed over 2,500 observations of oil and gas facilities as well as other natural and industrial sources of carbon dioxide and methane. Pipeline approvals can be a polarizing topic and advocacy for their viability is crucial for companies.
The transaction is planned to be structured as a spin-off of TechnipFMC’s onshore/offshore segment to create SpinCo and RemainCo. The separation is expected to be completed in the first half of 2020. Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corp. has entered into agreements to acquire Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. and the US portion of the Cochin Pipeline system from Kinder Morgan for a total purchase price of approximately $4.35 billion. One of the largest industrial projects in the UK in recent years, Mariner marks Equinor’s first operated field on the UK Continental Shelf. It is expected to produce 70,000 BOPD at peak rates.
Berger, P.E. (APIteq) | Matsuura, J.P. (Shell International Exploration & Production, Inc.) | Barrios, A. (Shell Exploration and Production Company) | Hopkins, P. (Shell Exploration and Production Company) | Wagner, M.T. (Shell Exploration and Production Company) | Weston, M. (APIteq)
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Berger, Per Erik (APIteq) | Matsuura, Joao Paulo (Shell International Exploration & Production, Inc.) | Barrios, Andre (Shell Exploration and Production Company) | Hopkins, Peter (Shell Exploration and Production Company) | Wagner, Marc Thomas (Shell Exploration & Production Co) | Weston, Michael (APIteq)
Shell's Enchilada offshore platform has been surveyed in September 2012 with a specially built, fully automated 100 megapixel 360º HDR panoramic photography camera system with 3D measurement capability. Subsequently, a 360º PanoramicGuide web-based viewer was produced and made available to Shell users. The spherical photos were indexed to the facility's general arrangement drawings. Interactive descriptive menus and maps were made available to quickly locate and navigate to points of interest. Users can choose from multiple viewpoints of the Enchilada facility, view 360º in all directions around those viewpoints to virtually examine various areas/equipment in the platform, zoom in to view precise detail, and take 3D measurements between visually recognizable shapes and patterns from the viewpoints.
The paper will discuss a number of potential and tested applications, the latter where the technology has been used for the Enchilada platform:
a) Detailed visual assessments for engineering design, project planning, operations and safety reviews;
b) Visual reference during conference collaboration meetings with offsite subject matter experts and email communications to assure common understanding;
c) Visual assessments by subject matter experts, including consultants and sub-contractors that are not possible with video, standard photography or 3D models/images created from laser scans alone.
Experience using the viewer has demonstrated that users are able to improve quality and collaboration in planning work related to construction and modifications, potentially resulting in decreased cost and project recycle, improved HSE and reduced liability and risk, by minimizing or even eliminating offshore trips and time on site for vendors and other personnel.
Development of new advanced visualization and communication technologies will be a key success factor for future improvements in planning, asset management and Integrated Operations, among other remote operations activities.
We present a suite of algorithms for the iterative solution of linear systems of algebraic equations arising in reservoir simulations. Usually, the solution of linear systems is the most time-consuming part of reservoir simulations, especially for complex physical models. Significant progress in multi-core architectures in the last decade allows now to solve large and complex problems on desktop computers. Moreover, multi-core algorithms can be naturally used as building blocks in hybrid (MPI+SMP) linear solvers.
The suite includes the following parallel algorithms: one partitioner, four preconditioners, and several iterative methods. The partitioner smpKWPT implements a multilevel p-way graph partitioning (similar to METIS) for multicore architectures. It generates partitions with quality similar or better than quality of the partitions produced by METIS. Three parallel preconditioners OverlapFILU, RecursiveFILU, and MultiLevelILUC are intended for preconditioning general matrices, and one preconditioner MultiLevelRIC - for SPD matrices. OverlapFILU implements the most efficient Additive Schwarz algorithms. RecursiveFILU is based on non-overlapping domain decomposition paradigm with parallel truncated factorization of the domain matrices and factorization of the interface matrix. MultiLevelILUC and MultiLevelRIC implement a parallel multilevel framework based on 2x2 splitting with a good quality leading diagonal block and a second diagonal block, containing the Schur complement, which is an initial matrix for the next level. These preconditioners are very robust even for extremely ill conditioned matrices. Several iterative methods are available with an option to control the convergence by the true residuals.
The parallel algorithms are based on very efficient serial algorithms and a highly optimized multi-thread computational core. The solver's workflow is optimized for application in multi-step and multi-right-hand-side simulations. The parallel efficiency of the solver is demonstrated on several real field models. The multi-core solver usually provides 1.8-3.0 times speed-up on 4 cores and 2.5-4.0 on 8 cores. The performance of our algorithms is considerably better than the performance of the similar algorithms in Trilinos and PETSc as shown by examples.